Stalked at 17. Because my readers tend to be fans of media that focuses on relationships, I thought I'd answer this question once and for all.
Taylor Spreitler, who plays Angela, the victim of Chad's insane and possessive love in this movie, commented on the status of this movie through Twitter a few months back. While she says that the movie is a composite which is "inspired by true events," it does not follow a particular case play-by-play. Instead, it is a worst-case-scenario cautionary tale about what can happen when you allow the person you love to overstep boundaries and to take complete control of your heart, your body, and your life.
Spreitler does add that this type of dysfunctional behavior in relationships is indeed "an issue," which should be discussed more in the mainstream consciousness. Teen relationship abuse, also known as "dating abuse" in some circles, is more prevalent than you might think. 10% of all teens have been hit, slapped, or otherwise physically harmed by their boyfriend or girlfriend. And a whopping 25% of teenage girls are the victims of sexual or physical abuse. These saddening statistics might change if more light would be shined on this subject, in order to send the message that physical or sexual violence in a relationship is never okay!
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